Adrian Orr is the Chief Executive Officer of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Adrian was appointed CEO in 2007. Alongside his role as CEO, Adrian is Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and Chair of the Pacific Pension and Investment Institute (PPI). He is a Member of the Focusing Capital on the Long-term initiative led by the Canadian Pension Plan and McKinseys, as well as of the Inclusive Capitalism initiative led by the Rothschild Foundation. These global initiatives are aimed at improving the role of capitalism and capital markets in wider environmental, social and cultural outcomes.
Adrian has had various research papers published in refereed journals (European Economic Review and Economica) and various Reserve Bank, OECD, NZIER, IMF and World Bank official publications. Topics include long-term investing, economic growth, financial sustainability, monetary policy, financial market regulation and stability, and financial instrument pricing (interest rates).
Over the course of his career Adrian has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Pacific Business Trust’s Pacific Business Person of the year in 2003, The Pacific Business Trust’s Navigator award in 2013 and the Deloitte IPANZ Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence award in 2016.